Trojan Surrounding Controversy in Germany Top Malware
Kaspersky the security company has just published its October 2011 malware statistics within its new malware report for the month, which suggests that a prominent incident of the October month related to a controversy, which surfaced in Germany after a backdoor Trojan was discovered that cops in the country utilized for intercepting messages as well as voice traffic, suspicious computers generated.
The outcry occurred not just due to 5 federal states, which substantiated that the PC-Trojan was used, however, as well due to the federal laws of the country that solely permitted agencies of law enforcement for tapping suspects' voice traffic generated through Skype whereas the malicious program spied on several more applications. Cops loaded the PC-Trojan around which the controversy occurred, onto the computer of a suspect while conducting a scrutiny at Munich airport, it is disclosed in Kaspersky's latest report.
Additionally, one more prominent story, which's outlined within the security company's new report, relates to Duqu a malicious computer Trojan that was detected as well as its perceived link to Stuxnet, the foremost popular instance related to a cyber-weapon.
Moreover, Kaspersky's report also mentions DevilRobber the malicious program, which steals Bitcoin and has enormous abilities for making itself a highly destructive item of malware when it strikes OS X machines. It seems that this malicious program's increased number as well as power for being harmful is directly associated with Apple PCs' rising popularity.
In addition to this, the report also states that cyber-criminals greatly target Japan, as several of the country's national agencies were contaminated with info-capturing malware.
Meanwhile, Kaspersky's data further disclose that malevolent web-addresses were responsible for 82% of all online malware, which as well included a few fresh players like Trojan.Popupper and the AdWare.Shopper.
Alongside this, the study reveals that malware sources did not become much different, the USA continuing to be the first country on the list of most malware-generating countries during October 2011. Russia is also occupying a place on this list of top malware-generating nations, with other countries being Holland, Germany, Belarus and Armenia where high number of attacks were executed against computers.
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» SPAMfighter News - 15-11-2011